Monday, June 26, 2017

Announcing a NEW Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

A NEW team is about to get Inky Paws!

Starting with next Monday with Challenge #50 we will be having a NEW inky paws challenge team to inspire you for new bi-weekly challenges! You may recognize these girls as they have been linking up their amazing cards to our challenges and inspiring us for some time! They will now be inspiring you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create! 
Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Utah with my hubby and two fur babies--Catapult and Velcro. I have several passions in life--cats, card making, clay ornaments, coffee, chocolate, and camping! I began card making back in 2010 and reached out to the Internet for inspiration and ideas! In 2013, I discovered Newton's Nook Designs and completely fell in love with Newton and his gang of whimsical friends, so I am thrilled to be part of the Inky Paws Challenge team!
Emily Lauritzen

Papercrafting has been a huge part of my life for quite some time now, but a few years back I shifted my focus from scrapbooking to cards. I just loved the excitement and joy I saw in my loved ones when they received a handmade card and I wanted to share that feeling with the rest of the world.

My card style is ever changing but the basis stays the same-use the products I love and create what makes me happy. I love to put together a striking colorful background and add some simple layers to build the card up.

My husband and I live in gorgeous Seattle, WA with our 3 kitties-Storm, Cloud, and Ezio. They certainly put a smile on both me and my husbands face and our lives wouldn't be complete without them! 

I am beyond excited to be a part of this grand new adventure on the inspiration team here at Newton's Nook!!
Zsofia Molnar

"Hello Everyone, my name is Zsofia, I live in Hungary with my two little kids. I am married to the most wonderful Egyptian man ever who is my biggest support on my crafty journey. I started card making 3 years ago, when I realised that scrapbooking needs so much more time than what I have with 2 little ones. 

I love colours and layers and I am fond of cute critters. I also like to try new techniques and challenge myself all the time. You can also see my creations on my blog: safsafdesign. I love Newton's Nook Designs and I am thrilled to join the Inky Paws Challenge Team. I hope to inspire you every week."
Diane Morales
2sistersproject

Hello Newton’s Nook fans I’m Diane Morales. My motto is “do what you love and share it with others”.

I live in the Historic City of San Juan Capistrano, Ca with my Husband and the tribe of three cats. 

Like most, I started in scrapbooking and moved into full time cardmaking about 2 years ago. I love cardmaking! Although, am quite fond of shaped cards and hand painting, I can an honestly say I do not have a defined style. (I like to try all kind of techniques)

I first fell in love with Newton’s Nook when I was looking for a stamp set that best reflect how my cats acted.  “Newton’s Antics” was my first set, and it has been LOVE ever since. When I am not “procraftinating” you can find me with a cup of coffee, cooking, or gardening. You can find me on Instagram as  2. sistersproject   #dianeiscrafty

Andrea Shell 
Blissfully Scrappy

I'm so excited to be joining the new Inky Paws Challenge Design Team (I may have let out a little shriek when I got the invitation)!  I am happily married to my soulmate, a wonderful man who encourages me in my papercrafting obsession.  We have two children who bring us much joy (as well as give us a few headaches), an adorable Westie, and a bunny.  I've been scrapbooking for 12 years and fell in love with cardmaking a little over a year ago.  When I'm not crafting, you can find me doing home improvement projects, gardening, reading, or volunteering.  I look forward to sharing my projects with you and hope I can inspire you!

Changes to the challenge:

Along with the new team we're going to change up the challenges just a tiny bit! Starting with Challenge #50 our Inky Paws Challenges will now be bi-weekly (they were previously twice month but those tricky months with 5 weeks were throwing off our rhythm).  

Also, starting with Challenge #50, we will be picking one RANDOM winner for each challenge. We're making this change so that everyone who plays along will have an equal chance of winning. Our new team will still highlight their favorite entries from each challenge but a $20 prize will go to one random winner for each challenge. 

Hope you are excited about these changes and we hope it makes it easier to play along! 

See you next week! 


Inky Paws Challenge #49 Reminder


Today I have some more inspiration for this fun challenge! 

Encouragement Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Serene Silhouettes #newtonsnook
Jess used the silhouettes from Serene Silhouettes to create a pretty pastel scene. 


Bonjour by Debbie features Newton Dreams of Paris by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Debbie has created a fun Paris scene using Newton Dreams of Paris

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midnight CST. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here.




Monday, June 19, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #49

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Create a project using this sketch.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?  Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 


Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - check out all the awesome cards they created, inspired by this fun sketch! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

Father's Day Card by Samantha Mann featuring Newton's Nook Designs Around the House, Lovely Blooms, and Winston's BBQ #newtonsnook
Samantha created a creative Father's Day card using Around the House, Lovely Blooms, and Winston's BBQ.

Colorful Koala Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Hanging Around #newtonsnook
Jess created this bright fun card using the Koala from Hanging Around and a sentiment from In Slow Motion.

Cowboy Kitty Card by Tatiana Trafimovich featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Rides West #newtonsnook
Tatiana created a bright fun background featuring Newton Rides West.


Just for you by Debbie featuring Newton's Happy Mail by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Debbie's card featuring Newton's Happy Mail. Who wouldn't want some happy mail with this feline fur ball on it?!

Pineapple Card Card by Holly Endress featuring Newton's Nook Designs Pineapple Delight #newtonsnook
Holly created this summery sweet card featuring Pineapple Delight Stamps and Dies.

Dog Love Card by Ellen Haxelmans featuring Newton's Nook Designs Pug Hugs and Made from Scratch #newtonsnook
Ellen created is cute mix of cake and puppies for her card featuring Pug Hugs and Made from Scratch.



Inky Paws Winners #48

Inky Paws Challenge #48 Winners!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws blog! This past challenge was a theme challenge!

Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #48

Here are our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

 

Birthday Card by Preeti D featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake  #newtonsnook
Preeti D made a fun and unique card using Distress Oxide inks over an embossed image from Newton Loves Cake.
Encouragement Card by Sharon featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Birdbath  #newtonsnook
Sharon created this really fun scene using Newton's Birdbath

Congrats to 
Preeti D and Sharon
! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $10 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws #48 Favorites

We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! We chose TWO more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

Beautiful Day Card by Andrea featuring Newton's Nook Designs Lovely Blooms  #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell makes gorgeous cards for the challenges often and I really loved how the blue stripes complimented the flowers from Lovely Blooms.


Birthday Card by Kleri featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Birthday Bash #newtonsnook
Kleri created this card using Newton's Birthday Bash. I love the unique take on stripes by using this wonky diecut background.

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll play along again next time! Our next challenge starts today June 18! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #48 Reminder


Today I have some more inspiration for this fun challenge! 


You're Cool Rainbow Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Designs Wild Child #newtonsnook
Jess used the little penguin from Wild Child and some washi tape to create this clean and simple card with a rainbow of stripes. 

I hope this project has inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, June 16, 2017 at Midnight CST. . There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here.



Monday, June 5, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #48


Create a project using stripes.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, June 16, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?  Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 


Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - check out all the awesome cards they created, inspired by this fun sketch! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

Lovely Amazing You by Jess features Happy Little Thoughts by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Jess has used some amazing colors to create this beautiful card featuring Happy Little Thoughts.



Thanks for owl you do by Debbie features What a Hoot by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Debbie's card featuring What a Hoot gives thanks to a special teacher. 


Ciao by Tatiana features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
 Just love how Tatiana imitates the small heart on Newton's shirt with the larger heart in the background.  Oh so clever! Newton Dreams of Italy  is such a fun set for any globe trotter!

Ellen's card features Woodland Duos by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Ellen has created such a fun plaid. Those bright greens go perfectly with the owls from Woodland Duos.
Have a sweet day by Naki featuring Party Pops by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Naki creates a mouth-watering card using Party Pops. Her soft colors are just precious!



You're the bees knees by Samantha features Happy Little Thoughts and Winston's Honeybees by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Samantha has elegantly combined Winston's Honeybees and Happy Little Thoughts. The subtle stripes add a perfect touch.


Sunset Shark Card by Larissa Heskett   | Shark Bites and Paradise Palms stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Larissa created stripes using distress inks on this amazing summer card. She also used Paradise Palms and Shark Bites Stamp Sets and the Sky Borders Die Set !! 


Inky Paws Winners #47

Inky Paws Challenge #47 Winners!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws blog! This past challenge was a color challenge!

Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #47

Here are our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

 
Jennie May's CAS card features Vegetable Medley (retired). Who doesn't love a good pun?

Enjoy your day by Zsofi features Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Zsofi's use of the colors and the glossy accents make this summer scene just adorable! Those darling kitties are from Newton's Summer Vacation. 

Congrats to Zsofi and Jennie May
! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $10 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws #47 Favorites

We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! We chose TWO more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite


Wishing you a day by Sharon features Newton's Day Dream by Newton's Nook Design, #newtonsnook
Sharon's bright, beautiful background is purr-fect for this napping Newton from Newton's Day Dream.

Life's a beautiful ride by Macimbalo features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Macimbalo's Venice scene features Newton Dreams of Italy. Isn't Newton colored wonderfully?


Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll play along again next time! Our next challenge starts today June 5! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #47 Reminder


Today I have more inspiration for this awesome color challenge.

Butterfly Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Wings #newtonsnook
Jess used Beautiful Wings to create this clean and simple card with bursts of color.

Get Well Card by Debbie Owens featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Sick Day #newtonsnook
Debbie created this adorable card using Newton's Sick Day.

I hope this project has inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, May 26, 2017 at Midnight CST.  There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here.